26 Facts About Jesuit


Jesuit composed the Spiritual Exercises to help others follow the teachings of Jesus Christ.

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Jesuit ensured that his formula was contained in two papal bulls signed by Pope Paul III in 1540 and by Pope Julius III in 1550.

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Jesuit teachers were trained in both classical studies and theology, and their schools reflected this.

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Ignatius wrote the Jesuit Constitutions, adopted in 1553, which created a centralised organization and stressed acceptance of any mission to which the pope might call them.

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Furthermore, Jesuit schools encouraged the study of vernacular literature and rhetoric, and thereby became important centres for the training of lawyers and public officials.

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Jesuit schools played an important part in winning back to Catholicism a number of European countries which had for a time been predominantly Protestant, notably Poland and Lithuania.

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Jesuit scholars working in foreign missions were very dedicated in studying the local languages and strove to produce Latinized grammars and dictionaries.

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Jesuit missionaries were active among indigenous peoples in New France in North America, many of them compiling dictionaries or glossaries of the First Nations and Native American languages they had learned.

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Today, there are four Jesuit provinces operating in the United States: the USA East, USA Central and Southern, USA Midwest, and USA West Provinces.

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Many of Jesuit haciendas were huge, with Palafox asserting that just two colleges owned 300, 000 head of sheep, whose wool was transformed locally in Puebla to cloth; six sugar plantations worth a million pesos and generating an income of 100, 000 pesos.

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An earlier Jesuit who wrote about the history of Mexico was Diego Luis de Motezuma, a descendant of the Aztec monarchs of Tenochtitlan.

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Jesuit "aimed to show that Mexican emperors were a legitimate dynasty in the 17th-century in the European sense".

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In 1639, the Audiencia of Quito organized an expedition to renew its exploration of the Amazon river and the Quito Jesuit Cristobal de Acuna was a part of this expedition.

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The Jesuit missions offered the indigenous people Christianity, iron tools, and a small degree of protection from the slavers and the colonists.

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From this point on the Jesuit missions enjoyed growth and prosperity, punctuated by epidemics.

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In cases where individual Jesuit priests criticised the institution of African slavery, they were censored and sent back to Europe.

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Jesuit was followed by Gabriel Lenkiewicz, Franciszek Kareu and Gabriel Gruber until 1805, all elected locally as Temporary Vicars General.

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Meanwhile, the number of Jesuit institutions has grown considerably, due in large part to a post–Vatican II focus on the establishment of Jesuit secondary schools in inner-city areas and an increase in voluntary lay groups inspired in part by the Spiritual Exercises.

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Jesuit was, at his passing, one of ten Jesuit cardinals in the Catholic Church.

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Jesuit said "St Ignatius of Loyola was above all a man of God, who gave the first place of his life to God, to his greater glory and his greater service.

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Jesuit was a man of profound prayer, which found its center and its culmination in the daily Eucharistic Celebration.

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Jesuit is elected by the General Congregation for life or until he resigns; he is confirmed by the pope and has absolute authority in running the Society.

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For better cooperation and apostolic efficacy in each continent, the Jesuit provinces are grouped into six Jesuit Conferences worldwide.

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Jesuit founded numerous missions and served as the peace-bringer between the tribes and the government of New Spain.

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Jesuit schools replaced classic theological instruction from people like Thomas Aquinas and Bonaventure to people like Karl Rahner and Pierre Teilhard de Chardin which was a very controversial move at the time.

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Ignatius Press, founded by a Jesuit, is an independent publisher of Catholic books, most of which are of the popular academic or lay-intellectual variety.

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